Cricket World Cup 2019


TAUNTON, England – Batting, led by Shai Hope, was the strength, but it failed to inspire the bowling – and West Indies suffered another setback in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 England & Wales, when Bangladesh completed their highest-ever successful One-day International run chase to clinch a seven-wicket victory.

Take a look at this match's highlights below.

Hope struck four fours and one six from 120 balls to lead a strong batting display that pushed the West Indies to 321 for seven off their allocation of 50 overs in their fifth match of the tournament at the Somerset County Ground.

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Opener Evin Lewis cracked 70 off 67 balls, Shimron Hetmyer hit the joint fastest half-century of the tournament with exactly 50 of 26 balls and captain Jason Holder supported with a cameo of 33 off 15 balls, after the Caribbean side were put in to bat.

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In a must-win game for both sides, it looked like the batting had delivered, but the West Indies bowling was erratic, and the Bangladesh batsmen – led first by Tamim Iqbal and then fellow left-hander Shakib Al Hasan, who also picked up two wickets with his left-arm spin – indulged themselves to complete the second highest successful chase in the tournament’s history with 51 balls remaining.

The West Indies attack failed to generate any assistance from the docile surface and Shakib reeled off 16 fours in a superb, undefeated 124 from balls, Liton Das slammed eight fours and four sixes in an unbeaten 94 off 69 balls and Tamim made 48 to lead the chase for the Tigers.

The #MenInMaroon probably knew they were going to endure a long, hard toil, following an opening stand of 52 between Tamim and Soumya Sarkar.

When Andre Russell made the breakthrough for West Indies to have Sarkar caught at first slip in the ninth over, Shakib combined with Tamim to add a further 69 for the second wicket.

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A sharp bit of fielding by Sheldon Cottrell saw Tamim run out in the 18th over and Oshane Thomas had Mushfiqur Rahim caught behind in the next over to leave the Bangladeshis 133 for three.

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But the West Indies had the door slammed shut, when Das joined Shakib and they staged a record, unbroken, fourth-wicket stand of 189, as Bangladesh strode easily to victory and moved up the standings to fifth place.

The defeat was the third of the tournament in five matches for the Caribbean side, leaving them seventh in the 10-team standings on three points.

Earlier, West Indies suffered an early blow with just six runs on the board, when Chris Gayle perished without scoring in the fourth over, nibbling at a delivery outside the off-stump from Mohammad Saifuddin and was caught behind.

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Hope joined Lewis to repair the innings in a 116-run, second-wicket stand, and also added 37 for the third wicket with Nicholas Pooran and a crucial 83 for the fourth wicket with Hetmyer.

Hope also put on 39 for the sixth wicket with Holder before falling to a catch in the deep off seamer Mustafizur Rahman with three figures beckoning.

Source: CMC/CWI Media

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